PGA Tour

Scott wants to dethrone Tiger

accreditation
Adam Scott (Getty)
Adam Scott (Getty)

Miami - Reigning Masters champion Adam Scott has a chance to dethrone Tiger Woods as world number one with a victory in this week's $9 million World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship.

The 33-year-old Australian, who already achieved one dream by becoming the first Aussie to capture the coveted green jacket with his triumph last year at Augusta National, would accomplish another by taking the top ranking.

"It's impossible not to think about it," Scott said. "It would be a dream come true to make it to that point."

Scott has plenty of work ahead of him.

In addition to having to win the event over the revamped layout at Doral's Blue Monster course, Woods must finish outside the top six.

"It's not necessarily probable," Scott said.

"There is no reason why I'm going to roll out and win this week but it's great motovation for me to do that."

Scott moved to world number two last August with a victory at The Barclays and is confident he has what it takes to win this week's $1.53 million top prize.

"I'm very comfortable with where my game's at," Scott said.

"I believe it's in a position where I can put myself in contention this week."

Scott said that he expects to feel an extra spark come Sunday if he is in the hunt for the top spot as well as the title.

"The motivation to win would be that much more. Would be a great way to do it," he said.

Scott will play alongside Woods and Sweden's Henrik Stenson for the first two rounds.

Coming only 11 months after his first major win, Scott admits the chance to become number one has arrived quicker than he anticipated.

"It is certainly a little bit sooner than I expected," Scott said.

"It's an incredible opportunity for me. It has taken a long time for me to get to this point. I'd love to go out and play great this week.

"To wake up number one in the world on Monday morning, that would be amazing."


We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Given what you have seen over the last few weeks, what will happen on Saturday in the first Test between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Boks by more than10
20% - 1114 votes
Boks by less than10
39% - 2125 votes
Lions by more than10
15% - 822 votes
Lions by less than 10
11% - 626 votes
It's too close to call!
14% - 781 votes
Vote